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  1. 28 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    People coming off antidepressants are looking for help online

    Without tailored clinical guidelines, people are turning to their peers instead of doctors to taper off antidepressants, finds University of Melbourne research.

  2. 5 July 2023 - Health & Medicine

    Do we think about anxiety and depression differently now?

    A new University of Melbourne study investigates whether there’s been concept creep around how we use the terms ‘anxiety’ and ‘depression’ in mental health.

  3. 16 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Transforming mental health care through lived experience

    By co-designing mental health care with people who have lived experience, researchers aim to rebuild Australia's system, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 12 January 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Psychedelic medicine: A mental health game changer?

    Psychedelic compounds are showing promise as potential treatments for mental illness say experts from University of Melbourne and Western Sydney University

  5. 30 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why we should worry more about anxiety in older adults

    COVID-19 has caused particular psychological stress to older adults, University of Melbourne experts say we need to know more about anxiety, a 'silent killer'.

  6. 17 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is psychiatry shrinking what we think of as normal?

    Worries that "normality" is being medicalised by systemic inflation of psychiatric diagnosis criteria are overblown, University of Melbourne research finds.

  7. 12 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    COVID-19 distancing especially hard on those with mood disorders

    Research suggests COVID-19 social distancing has weighed heavily on those with mood disorders, signalling need for support, says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 7 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    What actually works for anxiety and depression?

    University of Melbourne experts have written user-friendly guides to the actual evidence for a host of treatments and therapies aimed at anxiety and depression.

  9. Podcast24 June 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Towards faster treatment for major depressive disorder

    Physiologist Professor Scott Thompson studies how the brain changes in patients with major depression to identify more effective, faster acting antidepressants.

  10. 22 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Untangling men’s depression and suicide

    Strengthening men’s social connections and a better understanding male depression could be key steps to reduce male suicide say University of Melbourne experts.